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May 12, 2017 - 9:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -€” Kansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would increase their oversight of the state's privatized foster care system and the contractors running it. The House gave first-round approval to the measure Friday on a voice vote. Members planned to take another vote to determine...
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Dreamstime
May 12, 2017 - 9:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -€” Students in western Kansas have shown state officials a 330-square-foot tiny house they began building at the beginning of the school year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the students from a construction and entrepreneurship class at Ness City High School drove five and a...
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Dreamstime
May 12, 2017 - 9:35 pm
LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) -€ A pilot and a passenger have been arrested at a southwest Kansas airport after landing a plane carrying more than 140 pounds of cocaine. The Kansas City Star reports that the cocaine was discovered after the twin-engine plane landed at the Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport...
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Dreamstime
May 12, 2017 - 9:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -€” A south-central Kansas lawmaker is giving up his state House seat at the end of the month because he suffers from Parkinson's Disease. Rep. Pete DeGraaf, (R-Mulvane), said in announcing his resignation Friday that he doesn't have tremors or other visible systems of Parkinson's...
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Dreamstime
May 12, 2017 - 9:06 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Newly released campaign finance reports show a late infusion of cash from mostly small donors helped Democrat James Thompson mount his surprisingly close congressional race as emboldened Democrats eye a 2018 rematch in the heavily Republican Kansas district. The margin of...
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Dreamstime
May 12, 2017 - 9:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) -€” The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to 885. A year ago, only 406 rigs were active amid a slump in energy prices. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 712 rigs sought oil and 172 explored for...
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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
May 12, 2017 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly complained of a liberal "hit job" that did him in during his first interview Friday since he was fired two weeks ago. In an interview on Glenn Beck's radio show, O'Reilly said his firing came about because of a left-wing cabal intent on "destroying voices (they don't)...
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Dreamstime
May 12, 2017 - 2:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Legislature continues debate on the state's budget problems and education funding. State legislators have advanced a proposal that would help the state a little with its budget problems by closing sales tax exemptions while promising a future reduction in the tax on...
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May 12, 2017 - 2:38 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Opening Saturday, May 20, the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces” will show at the Mid-America All-Indian Center through Sept. 16. The museum is to be one of four organizations to host the exhibit this year, which displays...
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May 12, 2017 - 2:29 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (KNSS) — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey released a statement in response to the announcement from the U.S. Department of Commerce that China will once again allow imports of U.S. beef; those beef shipments ended more than a decade ago...
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